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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Alex Smith’s Offseason, Fake Crowd Noise, Watt vs. Bosa Brothers; More.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Buying the post-hype Browns, an odd opt-out deadline, rough road for New York teams
  • Jonathan Jones (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Opt-out considerations for coaches, why character concerns loom larger amid COVID-19; More.
  • Gregg Rosenthal (NFL.com) Training Camp Debrief: COVID-19 reshaping NFL before season starts.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: How opt-out stipends work; COVID amendment negotiations; More.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) NFL training camps during COVID: An unused snitch line, coaches breaking rules and bacon boxes.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Signing bonus rule will clear cap space for teams with opt-outs.
  • Report (ESPN) Players opting out of 2020 NFL season because of coronavirus concerns: Tracking the full list.
  • Patrick Walker (CBS Sports) Four NFL playoff teams from 2019 likely to miss 2020 postseason: Patriots shorthanded. “But if the Patriots do miss the playoffs... it won’t be because Brady isn’t in Boston, even if the timing suggests it. It’ll be because the football gods simply deemed it so...” /Ridiculous reasoning.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Window to promote practice squad players extended to 90 minutes before games.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL should scrap the schedule it originally planned for 2020 and do this instead. 1. Make it a 12-game regular season with no AFC-NFC matchups.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Who’ll dominate the NFL’s next decade? Here’s why two teams from the NFC West could do it.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) The NFL’s skill-set poster boys.
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL training camp 2020: Bucs’ Tom Brady turns 43, Steelers’ Big Ben throws.
  • Jeff Legwold (ESPN) Football historians talk about the game in a previous pandemic.

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